Legal Word of the Day: “Sine Die”

Ontario Court of Justice, Burlington

Ontario Court of Justice, Burlington

“Sine Die” — Adjourned to an unspecified date. When a matter is adjourned sine die, it is stayed indefinitely.

Case Law Examples:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union v. Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, 2010 CanLII 53705 (ON LRB)
“Unless any party files an objection in writing on or before October 1, 2010, this matter shall be adjourned sine die until October 1, 2011. Unless within that time any party requests that the Board proceed with the matter, it will be deemed terminated without further notice to the parties.”

Hazel v. Ainsworth Engineered, 2009 HRTO 2180 (CanLII)

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